The ducks are coming! They're here!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mandelyn, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my email!! YES! Finally! Crazy, I thought it was going to be a flop, I didn't know they send the email that late at night! Then remembered... they're on Pacific time. I stayed up till midnight watching my email!

    Now I only need to get through today. I shot out of bed this morning at quarter after 6 on my own, first waking thought of "Duuckiiiies...."... "OMG DUCKS!" *zoom*

    And there it was, the long awaited Holderread email. Now I just need to wait out the phone call from the post office, 35 minutes until I can call them and remind them to keep watch.

    Then all I need to do is figure out gender and pick the 5 I'm keeping. I need some duckling love after the catastrophic Maran hatch from this last weekend.
     
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  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck!

    Share pictures when they arrive [​IMG]
     
  4. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're here!! The post office employees were about as excited as I was, they all gathered around while I opened the box even though customers were waiting! [​IMG]

    New brooder built just for them, has a wire bottom so that later when they don't need the towels, the mess falls into that handy tub underneath.

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    Need to do a different watering system for this week, this is no good! I forgot they're ducks and will day in too early...

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    They eat well, 5 minutes out of the box!

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    10 of what I ordered, no extras [​IMG] (I was secretly hoping for bonus ducks) TSQ Saxony.

    They're so active! As soon as I'd set one down in the brooder it shot off. They're curious about me, not afraid. Yay! I'm SSSOOO relieved they're finally here and in one piece.
     
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cute cute cute CUTE!
     
  6. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They look great and I love the brooder idea. I would like to get some Saxony ducklings next year. I missed out this year.
     
  7. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made it in to order by the skin of my teeth. The brooder idea came from my big learning experience with a solid bottom brooder and 5 ducklings. I was thinking... take that, times 2... OMG, need a better way. [​IMG] The towel area will shrink each week until it's just a napping spot under the light. Right now with how little they are it's all towels.

    I covered the watering container bottom to limit their access, beak only, no swimming! Then twice a day I'll uncover it for nose cleaning. Can't get over how perky and friendly they are after such a big trip!

    Next year I'll order more and some Butterscotch call ducks if I can't get a small flock going before ordering time. Really curious about gender on these guys, that's my last worry. A whole month of "When will they get here? Will they get there ok?"... now it's just "How many boys did I get stuck with?"
     
  8. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Awwwww! [​IMG]
    I just "might" put in a order next year! [​IMG]
     
  9. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Quote:Just thought I would say something. All breeders in the US are haveing troubles to get ducklings and goslings to hatch, I was told Holderreads are flooded in orders and not enough ducklings/goslings hatching out.
     
  10. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    aw, there so cute! great brooder! [​IMG]
     

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